[Comp-neuro] Job advert / 3 year post-doc LMU Munich computational social neuroscience
Ophelia.Deroy at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Fri Jan 25 19:57:46 CET 2019
We are looking for One Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Computational
Social Neuroscience for 3 Years, to be based at the LMU, Munich.
The expected starting date is between April 1st, 2019 and July 1st, 2019
Deadline for applications is February 15th, 2019
This post-doctoral fellowship will investigate how the diversity of
social information affects attitudes and decisions, both for individuals
and groups. This post is part of a broader project supported by the
NOMIS foundation to apply quantitative methods (behavioural,
computational and neuroimaging) to examine - under controlled and
ecologically-valid settings - fundamental issues on the impact of
diversity and volatility of information on social influence.
The project is hosted by the Munich Centre for Neuroscience, and will be
supervised Professor Ophelia Deroy and Dr. Bahador Bahrami.
International collaborations (with Gatsby Computational Neuroscience
Unit, University College London as well as Centre for Adaptive
Rationality in Max Planck Institute for Human development in Berlin) are
integral to the project and the current position.
The appointee will be expected to
- develop research ideas and plan and implement experiments (ethics,
- conduct experiments and collect data from adult human subjects;
- perform statistical analysis (with particular focus on using
computational modelling to - prepare reports and articles for
- participate in regular meetings and contribute to the research
- supervise research assistants
- work as part of a team.
The successful candidate will have a PhD level
- a strong background in quantitative methods (statistics, physics,
machine learning, computational neuroscience)
- interest in interdisciplinary projects and
- a PhD in computer sciences (machine learning), physics (eg complex
systems), psychology (cognitive or social), or neuroscience
Knowledge of experimental design, statistics and data analysis is
Strong command of linear algebra, probability theory, computer
programming (web-based platforms (e.g. Java), R, Python, Matlab) is
The position is for three years, with an intermediate evaluation for
satisfactory performance after 1 year. The appointment will be made
within the German TV-L E 14 salary scheme (family benefits apply).
Applications should include a CV (including full list of publications
and skills), cover letter and the contact details of three referees.
Address for preliminary information and applications:
bahador.bahrami at lmu.de
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